This Week in Tech

Jul 15th 2007

This Week in Tech 105

The Day The Music Died

Hosted by Leo Laporte
The music industry vs. net radio, computer viruses turn 25, and 40Gbps Internet access...
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Category: News

The music industry vs. net radio, computer viruses turn 25, and 40Gbps Internet access...

  • Veronica Belmont is going to begin hosting a show at Mahalo.
  • Leo is torn between Jaiku and Pownce.
  • July 15, 2007 is the day Internet radio is supposed to die. However, the Save Net Radio coalition has won a partial, albeit not very satisfying, reprieve.
  • Hype Machine pulls mp3s from blogs across the Internet. It will even create an RSS feed based on your searches.
  • Seeqpod will allow you to create/share playlists of music from across the Internet: much of it illegal. They have an iPhone portal as well.
  • A sigh of relief for movie rental companies: few people actually copying DVDs.
  • Podtropolis is a resource to get videos, illegal or not, preformatted for the iPod.
  • Engadget writer Peter Rojas' new startup RCRD LBL is a record label to release free mp3s from artists backed by advertisers.
  • There is a new game called Rock Band that looks very promising.
  • Sony is suing the company that created the rootkit that was on their CDs.
  • After bringing down the price of the 60gb Playstation 3 to $499, it was soon discovered that it would be discontinued for the $600 80gb PS3.
  • Microsoft announced a Halo 3 special edition Xbox 360.
  • Nintendo announced a fitness game called Wii Fit.
  • A 75-year old has the fastest home broadband at 40gbps!
  • Google's Eric Schmidt claims that Viacom is a company built on lawsuits.
  • WabiSabiLabi is an eBay-style site selling computer exploits.
  • Computer viruses have turned twenty-five years old.
  • It is also the tenth anniversary of the blog.